Source: News Bharati English18 Jul 2016 14:37:32

Itanagar, July 18: Former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Kalikho Pul congratulated Pema Khandu and Chowna Mein for being sworn in as the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister. In his statement to the media, Pul said, “Arunachal is poised at a new watermark in its history and today is the time for each one of us to re-dedicate ourselves to the service of this land we call home. It is only with a unified vision and collective efforts that we can truly take Arunachal to new heights”.Pul said that he was humbled by the faith the people had shown on him and expressed his gratitude for standing with him in these moments of trial. “I will cherish your words of support all my life,” Pul said emphatically. “I want to reassure you that my commitment to service and public good will remain, whether I am in office or not. Your words will always resonate in my heart and encourage me and motivate me to work harder and contribute more than what I have. Of that you can be assured,” Pul reaffirmed.

“I tried my level best to serve the people during the 4 and ½ months in office. With the support of my colleagues in the Cabinet and my MLA friends, I put in place policies and made administrative decisions that I am confident will ensure people in Arunachal have jobs, get the best of public services, have access to quality education and healthcare and live life with peace and security.”

“All said, the installing of a popular government at that juncture was truly a balm to the confusion and sense of insecurity that prevailed and brought back reassurances of democratic traditions,” Pul said in his statement while expressing gratitude to People’s Party of Arunachal and its leaders, news agency The Arunachal Times reported.

Pul also expressed gratitude to the officials in the government led by the Chief Secretary, who have spent long hours to make these initiatives come into place, various NGOs, community-based organizations and even individuals who, in different capacities and on different occasions have extended their contribution support to him.